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I am seeking clarification regarding eligibility for partner skill qualifications (5) points under the points system:

Under the old system, pretty much to claim partner skills points a partner was expected to meet thresholds such that they could apply for their own independent visa, i.e
-have a + skills assessment for an occupation on the SOL,
-age, -English -employment or Australian study within the past 6months.

Are these thresholds still in place under the new system, or now DIAC only needs a QUALIFICATION of partner to issue points?

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This rubric from the DIBP (http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/points-test.pdf) has the procedure:

"Partner skills
Five points can also be claimed for those where the primary applicant's partner satisfies the
threshold criteria for a visa.
To claim partner points the primary applicant's partner will need to meet the following criteria:
• be included on the same visa application as the primary applicant
• not be an Australian permanent resident or citizen
• be less than 50 years old at the time of application
• nominate an occupation on the same SOL as the primary applicant, and be assessed by the
relevant assessing authority as having suitable skills for the occupation
• have competent English
• have been employed in a skilled occupation for at least 12 months in the 24 months before the
application is lodged, or completed the Australian Study Requirement"

This rubric was published in 2011, so I'm not particularly sure whether or not it's the one for the new system
 
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